Phoenix Pictures, Book 2


Cover of Single Indemnity, featuring (against a purple background) a brunette white woman with red lipstick, wearing a black dress and a yellow tape measure draped around her neck and holding a pair of silver scissors, embraces a blonde white man, mouth open in shock, wearing glasses and a white shirt, tan vest, and dark tie, and holding a baseball behind her back. A blue band with yellow lettering across the bottom reads "Single Indemnity. Brianne Gillen."Conspiring with your lover to do away with your husband should be a straightforward task—especially when said husband is entirely fictional

One Very Fake Husband…

Natalie “Nate” Reynolds has it all—a thriving career as one of golden-era Hollywood’s top costume designers, fantastic (and famous) friends…and a husband she invented years ago in a misguided attempt to land a job. That is, until her new project throws her a curve in the shape of a bumbling Brit with the sexiest voice she’s ever heard, and her carefully woven charade starts to fray. 

One Very Real Lover…

Rising screenwriting star Colin Canfield’s move to Tinseltown could be precisely what he needs to finally find his path again after the war. But his fresh start is about to get turned upside down by the wise-cracking dame of his dreams…who needs his help in keeping her whopper of a secret.

One Hell of a Tangled Web…

The plot heats up alongside their relationship, as Nate and Colin become embroiled in a real-life drama wilder than the movies they make. When Nate’s lie tap dances them straight into screwball-noir disaster, it threatens to unravel the tapestry around—and between—them. But it might just give them the boost they need to rewrite their wrongs together…

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Phoenix Pictures, Book 1


Image of the book cover for Difficult by Brianne Gillen. A classic film poster-inspired image of a dark-haired woman smiling over her shoulder at a brown-haired man smiling cheekily at her, against a blue, red, and yellow background.“I suppose everyone expects a flop from us…But wouldn’t it be a lot more fun if we did something else?”

The Biggest Gossip, Straight Out of 1947 Hollywood!

A Diva Destined for Disaster…

With a face made for the cinema and the acting chops to back it up, Lois Ashford should be one of Hollywood’s most powerful players. But for the last decade, her notorious reputation for being “difficult” has kept her dreams of true stardom at bay—and now it might even cost her the contract she needs to continue her career. 

A Heartthrob Heading toward Hazard…

Golden-boy Nick Bradley has always been considered one of the screen’s most captivating leading men—devastatingly handsome, tremendously talented, and a real-life hero to boot. That is, until a scandalous brush with the law makes him tabloid fodder and lands him in hot water with his bosses.

A Match Made for Motion Picture Magic…

When their studio pairs them in a stinker of a film, the last thing anyone expects is for their punishment to lead to a dynamic partnership—least of all Lois and Nick. And after the big bosses push them to capitalize on the momentum with a phony publicity marriage, it isn’t long before the sparks get real and their wedded bliss becomes a lot less fake. But all that glitters is not so golden, and their newly-minted status as Hollywood Royalty might just come at the expense of their hearts. Unless they can find the courage to tell a new story…

—Author’s Note/Content Warning: This book contains discussion of past (off-page) workplace sexual harassment.

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**Get your Paperback from one of my favorite indie book stores: 

The Ripped Bodice (Los Angeles) OR Love’s Sweet Arrow (Chicago)

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* Amazon

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featuring my story, First Harvest of Love


The cover of Flames, Flirts & Festivals, featuring a black woman with curly dark hair and a white man with long brown hair embracing, with sparklers and flames in the background. The name of the anthology is in yellow text, with all of the author names below it in white text.

Flirting always gets me into trouble. Flaming hot trouble …

From Samhain to Up Helly Aa, these sizzling stories by award-winning and bestselling authors will whisk you away to celebrations around the globe. Featuring spectacular locations, diverse characters, and rich storytelling, you’re sure to find something to love.

Come join the fun as we eat, drink, and live happily ever after.


Everleigh Allen, A.R. Bell, Brianne Gillen, Milly Gray, Allegra Johnson, Chele MacCabe, Maida Malby, A.M. Roark, Saharra Sandhu, Alexa Santi, Heather Scarlett, Catherine Stein


🔥 Featuring First Harvest of Love:

When two friends become lovers, the path ahead looks bright–if they can find the bravery to embark on that journey side-by-side.

In 1937, after a year of cross-country correspondence, recipe historian Linda Talbot and aspiring chanteuse Rhona “Ronnie” O’Hara have forged a strong bond of friendship–and captured each other’s hearts. Finally in the same city of New York on the eve of the Irish festival of Lughnasadh, the women share a magical, passionate night. 

But the light of day brings with it the return of their trepidations, as past hurts and family obligations loom large. Both Ronnie and Linda must make a decision–stay in their comfort zones, or fight for their newfound love and reap the rewards of the seeds they’ve sown together.

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